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This Day in African History Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Confirmed as Liberia's President

By November 23, 2013

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On 23 November 2005 Liberia's National Electoral Commission declared Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf winner of November's presidential election, having concluded its investigation into claims of alleged election fraud filed by her rival, the international soccer star George Weah. Johnson-Sirleaf received nearly 60 per cent of the votes.

• Find out why Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in known as Liberia's 'Iron Lady'.

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